image of Amoghasiddhi
Amoghasiddhi in the Siddham script
a mo gha si ddhi

Amoghasiddhi occupies the northern quarter of the mandala. He is depicted as a Bhikṣu, and is deep green in colour. His name means infallible (amogha) success (siddhi). Amoghasiddhi is the head of the karma family in the Five Buddha Mandala.

Amoghasiddhi's emblem is the double vajra - a mysterious symbol which is two five pointed vajras arranged in a cross. His mudra is Abhaya or Fearlessness. Abhaya can also mean "no danger". Amoghasiddhis is associated with the Tantric Rite of Fearlessness, and with success or siddhi.

Like his counterpart Ratnasambhava he first appears in the Sarvatathāgata Tattvasaṃgraha Tantra in the late 7th or early 8th century. His name means "unfailing accomplishment".

mandala of the jinas

position in mandala north
Colour green
Family karma
Mudra fearlessness
Wisdom All accomplishing Wisdom
Emblem crossed vajra
Consort/prajñā Tārā

Other Jinas: Vairocana | Akṣobhya | Ratnasmabhava | Amitabha

Bodhisattvas: Green Tārā

Seed Syllable

Seed syllable 'ah' in the Siddham scriptAmoghasiddhi's bīja mantra is āḥ - the long ā plus the visarga or aspiration.



Amoghasiddhi mantra in the Siddham script

Tibetan - Uchen

Amoghasiddhi mantra in the Tibetan Uchen script


oṃ a mo gha si ddhi āḥ hūṃ

oṃ amoghasiddhi āḥ hūṃ


For more on the role of Amodhasiddhi and Ratnasambhava in the Mandala of the Jinas try my essay: Ratnasambhava quest que cest?